Missouri History Museum to feature Classics-related presentations

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On Saturday, October 20, the Missouri History Museum in Forest Parkand (in collaboration with AIA) will celebrate International Archaeology Day with several presentations on the material culture of the Greco-Roman world.

Undergraduate alumna accepts teaching job in New York

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We are proud to announce that Carolyn Pohl has just accepted a job teaching at Classical Charter Schools in the Bronx, NY.

Ancient Theater Gets Its Groove Back: Interview with classics scholar Timothy Moore

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Tim Moore talks about his current research project, which restores the musical resonance of ancient theater.

Washington University in St. Louis Well-Represented at Ancient Drama in Performance Conference

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Tim Moore delivered a paper entitled "Anapests and Medea's Revenge" at the fifth Ancient Drama in Performance Conference at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Opening for Postdoctoral Fellow with Numismatics expertise

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Washington University in St. Louis has been authorized to appoint a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow to catalogue the John Max Wulfing Collection of Ancient Coins.

Undergraduate major to present paper at Missouri Classical Association meeting

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Senior Classics major Joe Foster will present a paper titled "The Geometric Continuum in the Works of Archimedes" at this fall's meeting of the Missouri Classical Association.

Graduate student paper accepted for publication

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Constantine Karathanasis, a 4th-year PhD student, has had his paper "Timber and Realpolitik: A Study on Atheno-Macedonian Relations on the Eve of the Peloponnesian War" accepted for publication in Hesperia.

2018 Weltin Lecture in Early Christianity (and Lance Jenott) featured in the Source

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Lance Jenott's role in selecting this year's Weltin speaker, Elaine Pagels, is discussed in this Source article. Professor Jenott worked with Professor Pagels at Princeton.

First Summer Humanities Institute at Wash U a great success

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Tim Moore was one of dozen faculty who contributed to this year's Summer Humanities Institute for local high school students, offering a session on slaves as depicted in Roman and Japanese comedy.

Tom Keeline publishes study of Cicero's imperial reception

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Cambridge University Press has published the print edition of Tom Keeline's book The Reception of Cicero in the Early Roman Empire: The Rhetorical Schoolroom and the Creation of a Cultural Legend. Congratulations, Professor Keeline!

Professor Salas' Loeb Classical Library Fellowship featured in Washington University Record

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Luis Salas, assistant professor of classics in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Loeb Classical Library Foundation at Harvard University.

Pascale Stain's BA thesis to be published

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The Honors Thesis of Pascale Stain, BA '18, has been accepted (in an abridged format) for publication in Persephone, the undergraduate Classics journal at Harvard University. Pascale also gave a presentation on her thesis, "Tracking the Trickster: Examining the Pre-Eminent Figure of Myth," at the Classics Undergraduate Research Symposium this spring (pictured). Congratulations, Pascale!

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